8 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Denver Itinerary

8 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Denver Itinerary

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8 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Denver Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  33​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Paris

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 27th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Paris, France to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Paris in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then stroll through Downtown Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Dardano's Shoes, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Denver when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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